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2015 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2015 Kia Forte Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Forte than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Hardtop and the Kia Forte in the front seats.

Convenience
The Kia Forte requires fewer visits to the gas station than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The MINI MINI-Hardtop is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Forte. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The MINI MINI-Hardtop and the Kia Forte have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Hardtop is much slimmer than the Kia Forte, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Forte.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the MINI MINI-Hardtop does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Forte.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has about the same turning radius as the Kia Forte, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Hardtop is somewhat more powerful than the Kia Forte.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less seating than the Kia Forte, making the Kia Forte the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Hardtop is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Forte.

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2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $30,600

2015 Kia
Forte

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MSRP*: $19,690 - $20,890
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 23 - 29 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 31 - 40 29 - 33
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $19,660 - $27,435 $18,751 - $19,707

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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